2016 Belmont Stakes Betting Preview
The 2016 Belmont Stakes will run this evening at Belmont Park and here's a quick-hit preview to get you ready for the final leg of the Triple Crown.
What is the post time for the 2016 Belmont Stakes?
Post-time at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York is set for 6:37PM ET, with the race scheduled to be run soon thereafter. The race will be broadcast on NBC beginning at 5:00PM ET, with pre-race coverage starting at 3:00PM ET on NBCSN.
Which horse is currently favored to win the 2016 Belmont Stakes?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Exaggerator is favored at 9/4 odds after winning the Preakness Stakes and finishing as the runner-up to Nyquist in the Kentucky Derby. Stradivari is also 5/1 to win, Destin is 6/1, and Cherry Wine, who finished as the runner-up in the Preakness, has 8/1 odds to win the Belmont Stakes this evening.
What is the weather supposed to be for tonight's race?
The morning in Elmont is supposed to be partly cloudy and warm, with clouds expected to increase throughout the day. Strong storms are predicted for 4:30PM ET in the area but according to Weather.com, the thunder is supposed to stop at 5:00PM ET. Elmont is expected to receive scattered thunderstorms throughout the rest of the night, so bettors could be looking at a sloppy track at post-time.
Which contenders usually win the Belmont Stakes?
There has been five favorites that have won in the last 25 years and six horses from 1991 to 2015 went off at even-money or less with only American Pharoah prevailing. Preakness winners have won the Belmont Stakes five times from 19 attempts in the last 25 Belmont races (with six Preakness winners choosing not to run at the Belmont). Preakness winners have placed in the top three 11 times in those 19 attempts, so it might be smart to place Exaggerator somewhere in your top 3.